Green alert: earthquake M 4.5 in Chile on 3/24/2018 10:23:00 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 24 Mar 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.5 in Chile on 24 Mar 2018 22:23 UTC

GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: M4.5Depth: 117.2 KmEvent Date UTC: 24 Mar 2018 22:23Exposed Population: 150000 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened inChile, Region of Antofagasta (population 423,780). The nearest places are Chíuchíu (19km), Isla Grande (20km), Aiquina (23km), Río Loa (25km), Caspana (29km), and 32 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are El Loa (runway 9400ft, 43km), and San Pedro de Atacama (runway 6300ft, 62km). There are no known ports nearby.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 140000 people 8 50 km 140000 people 18 20 km <1000 people 0 10 km <1000 people 0


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